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PolArt 2018 Brisbane

2018 PolArt Festival Brisbane 27th Dec  2018 – 6th Jan  2019 Polish Visual Arts and Performing Arts in Australia For 40 years PolArt festivals have been celebrating and showcasing Polish culture and heritage through dance, music, theatre, film and visual arts. PolArt festival is held every three years in capital cities around Australia. PolArt is…

Balancing Act Mother Aldona Kmiec Art Installation BOAA Mining Exchange

BOAA Art Camp

BOAA Art Camp installation Mining Exchange Ballarat During the 2018 BOAA  – Ballarat Biennale of Australian Art artist residency I’m exploring the theme of resilience. Anyone is invited to be part of this conversation. Listen to the audio played on loop, have your comments recorded or written down on the photo mural. Thank you to…

Gippsland Street Art Bairnsdale All of Us Bairnsdale East Gippsland paste up

Gippsland Street Art

East Gippsland cultural diversity in an art project All of Us – Gippsland Street Art in Bairnsdale With huge thanks to East Gippsland Shire Council Andrea, Mark, our printer Cathleen and local participants! Enjoy! Hope local schools will pick up this idea. All of Us Posters, Bairnsdale

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RAT Gallery presents – Mercure Hotel Ballarat exhibition

RAT Gallery presents… Mixed Blessings – The Great Art Scare exhibition WHERE: Mercure Hotel & Convention Centre, 613 Main Road, Ballarat WHEN: Thursday, 7 June to Sunday, 8 July 2018 OPENING NIGHT: from 6pm on Thursday, 7 June 2018 The Ballarat Courier: https://www.thecourier.com.au/story/5445804/new-gallery-of-mixed-blessings-for-artists Mixed Blessings is an exciting exhibition of work by 12 artists from Ballarat and district, convened…

Ballarat Architecture Photography Ballarat Civic Hall study Aldona Kmiec Artist front facade Aldona Kmiec Artist

Ballarat Civic Hall study

The neglected and controversial Ballarat Civic Hall site sits empty in January 2018 before it undergoes an $8 million refurbishment to return the building to its former glory. These are probably last photographs of this building intact. As a long term Ballarat resident, I find an immense joy in mapping out and photographing the city…

Lovely Homes Ballarat tree change story Aldona Kmiec Ballarat Artist

Ballarat Tree Change story

Last week I had a visitor – a local Instagrammer and garden loving writer and publisher of Lovely Homes Ballarat. Wallis has written a great Ballarat tree change story about me and my humble Ballarat home. I’m super proud to share it with you. Read the article on Lovely Homes Ballarat website and follow her Instagram here.

Ballarat musician portrait Aldona Kmiec Heather Marsh Breckin musician portrait artist Ballarat

Ballarat musician portrait

Musician portrait photography Breckin, which means freckled, is the moniker of Melbourne-based visual artist, poet and singer-songwriter, Heather Marsh. Her debut album, Shiner, is both bruised and brilliant. “It illuminates and holds an oblique mirror to the perennial subject of love and loss in a series of songs that are equal parts elegy, sympathy card…

Ballarat Editorial Artist Photographer Aldona Kmiec Australian Country Magazine Polish Australian

Australian Country Magazine

Ballarat Editorial Australian Country homes, lifestyle country life & interior design Artist in Residence, October/November 2015 issue. I loved chatting to journalist Sue Peacock about the history of my old Victorian cottage and how it has transformed over the years alongside with my life tree change in regional Ballarat. Read more here      

Kryal Castle Nathan Curnow Aldona Kmiec

Kryal Castle Photoshoot

One more ambitious photoshoot behind me! I wanted to Thank a great team at the Kryal Castle for letting me use their premises today. Thank you to my fellow artist and friend Nathan Curnow for his great spirit despite wearing a 20kg heavy armour for three hours and to Serena Eldridge for a coffee when we needed…

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NDIS campaign Portrait commission

Gordon Prior, disability advocate – Portrait commission for NDIS campaign for Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka What makes you, you? Should people care more about doing the right thing, or doing things right? Recently I was invited to contribute to an important project Grassroots Democracy: The Campaign for Disability Rights Exhibition for M.A.D.E Ballarat alongside…

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BAF Eureka Art Award

Eureka Art Award Winner I am very pleased to announce that I have just won the Ballarat Arts Foundation 2016 Eureka Art Prize for the artwork called “Balancing Act’. It features my (then pregnant) Polish friend Magda Kazmierczak. This year the judges were Melissa Griffin (BAF), Gordon Williamson (BAF) and Mark Guirguis (Ballarat surgeon, founder of GNAP…

Aldona Kmiec Finalist Bowness Photography Prize 2014

2014 Finalist Bowness Photography Prize

William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize Finalist 2014 $25 000 non-acquisitive first prize and $1 000 People’s Choice Award. PRESS RELEASE Woo hoo! Extremely proud to see my portraiture work about migrants shortlisted in this year MGA Bowness Photography Prize together with 47 other names. All finalists images, please click here. Here’s a great photo coverage from announcement night…

Aldona Kmiec Ballarat Finalist Head On Photography Festival 2014

Head On Portrait Finalist

Head On Finalists 2014, Portrait Category I’m so excited to announce that I am a Portrait FINALIST of Head On Photo Festival 2014! The Opening This Friday 16th of May – Paddington Town Hall. The Exhibition Paddington Reservoir Gardens Gallery 251-255 Oxford St Paddington from the 12 May – 8 June. The show sits alongside the work of National…